Authors: Ira Madison III, Geoffrey Thorne, Tenanarive Due, Mohale Mashigo, Steven Barnes
Publisher: Serial Box
Released: January 28th, 2021
I received a copy of Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King is a Serial Box series I’ve been counting down the days for. No, seriously. I’m not exaggerating there. I’ve absolutely loved what Serial Box has done with the other Marvel series (Thor, Jessica Jones, and Black Widow), and thus really couldn’t wait to see their take on Black Panther.
In true Serial Box fashion, Black Panther: Sins of the King has a full complement of authors working together. Season one was written by Ira Madison III, Geoffrey Thorne, Tananarive Due, Mohale Mashigo, and Steven Barnes. The version found on Serial Box will also be narrated by William Jackson Harper (I loved his character on the Good Place!).
You know how the legend goes. Wakanda is a wonderful kingdom, full of technology and culture. Yet for most of its history, it has been closed off to the rest of the world. That is, until T’Challa stepped up to the throne, and the title of Black Panther.
He may have started outreach programs for those that need it, yet it will not immediately erase all the pain caused by Wakanda’s isolationist history. Still, with the help of Avengers and allies such as War Machine and Misty Knight, T’Challa’s odds of surviving what is to come must surely be higher than normal.
“T’Challa considered how to respond. It was no coincidence the dream-memory came to him on the anniversary of his father’s death.”
As I said above, I’ve been so anxious to get my hands on this series. So when I saw Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King available on NetGalley, you better believe I jumped on that request button!
It’s something that I have no regrets about doing. Just like how I don’t regret reading the entire season all in one sitting. I know full well that I’m also going to listen to each episode as they become available on Serial Box, and I am still highly looking forward to that.
What I’m trying to say is this: Black Panther: Sins of the King is worth the wait. It’s also worthy of a binge-fest, and is going to have some serious re-read/listen to value. And I’m not just saying that because I’m excited to hear William Jackson Harper’s narration.
If you’re a fan of Black Panther, I honestly believe you’ll enjoy what was done with this series. It did an excellent job of holding onto the roots of his character, and his people. All while also taking the time to explore other elements of the story and world.
The inclusion of other Marvel characters helped to ground the series in a world full of Avengers. While the inclusion of lore and ancestors provided a full look at the history of Wakanda and Black Panthers – one that will be appreciated by fans old and new.
I was surprised (yet pleased) by the antagonists chosen for this story. I think it allowed for a cohesive and interesting story, and honestly I really hope that we’ll be seeing more than one season of Black Panther. Fingers crossed!